Manuel Vazquez's highly contrasted photography makes you work a little harder for the details.
The Spanish-based photographer, who originally hails from Colombia, has an impressive resume that includes shooting immaculate portraits for the likes of The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography and the Sunday Times. However, within his personal portfolio, Vazquez experiments with Chiaroscuro, a term that refers to strong contrasts between light and dark.
His latest series, 'Traces,' captures people in pockets of light for a theatrical effect. What could have been a totally benign photograph is at once transformed into an arresting image. The stranger's faces are briefly illuminated in a singular, fleeting moment, leaving a strong, long-lasting impact on the viewer.
Manuel Vazquez Shoots Using High Contrast Photography Style
1. High Contrast Photography - The high contrast photography trend presents opportunities for photographers to create visually striking and dramatic images by playing with strong contrasts between light and dark.
2. Chiaroscuro Experimentation - The trend of experimenting with chiaroscuro allows artists to enhance the visual impact of their work by incorporating strong contrasts between light and dark, creating depth and drama.
3. Theatrical Lighting - The trend of using theatrical lighting techniques in photography can create a captivating and dramatic effect that can leave a strong and long-lasting impact on viewers.
1. Photography - The photography industry can benefit from this trend by offering new techniques and products that enable photographers to experiment with high contrast photography and create visually striking images.
2. Art - The art industry can capitalize on the trend of experimenting with chiaroscuro by showcasing and promoting artists who excel in creating visually dramatic and impactful artworks through strong contrasts between light and dark.
3. Media and Advertising - The media and advertising industry can utilize the trend of using theatrical lighting techniques in photography to create visually captivating and attention-grabbing advertisements and promotional campaigns that leave a lasting impression on consumers.